Sambucus nigra caerulea

Wildflowers Dicots Eudicots Asterids Dipsacales Adoxaceae Sambucus

Blue elderberry. (formerly Sambucus mexicana, formerly in the Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle) family).

The “blue” refers to the color of the berries (which are blue-black), not the color of the flower.

Can bloom year round, probably peaks in March/April and then trails off over the summer. Seen on many trails, and all over town. The Wilcox property (Douglas Family Preserve now) has many large plants.


flowers turning into unripe berries


berries

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